Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Mt. Joy

Mt. Joy (Dualtone)

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Mt. Joy's eponymous debut proves the Spotify stars from Los Angeles via Philly can craft catchy, campfire sing-alongs ("I'm Your Wreck," "Silver Lining"), but the indie-folk outfit's relaxed guitar strumming is less memorable. The friends from way back turned Lumineers roster brothers cite Neil Young as influences and echo his emotional tone in lyrical focus rather than musical charge through the vocals of Matt Quinn. Jack Johnson fans will feel his spirit plugged into electric guitar on "Julia." Ukulele lovers will enjoy "Dirty Love," and woke folks will appreciate the political commentary on "Sheep." (1pm, Barton Springs stage)

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